It has indeed been a long while. Sorry for not writing my blog. I have no excuse. I have just been very lazy. However, I do have some interesting news. Are you ready for it?
On Sunday a student of mine took me away for a two day trip with my business partner and friend, Masa. We had a wonderful time. We went to “Hirugano”, “Bokka no Sato” and “Shirogawa-Go”. On the Sunday night we stayed at a lovely “members” only hotel in Hiragano. The atmosphere and weather was very relaxing. It was very cool. We enjoyed a “hot bath” and an amazing 7 cousre French dinner with red wine. I was able to eat “Hidagyu” steak. I love steak. I was very impressed. The meat was tender and juicy.
The next day we visited Bokka na Sato. We were able to see lots of lavender. My mothers’ favorite. It brought back memroies of my mother’s garden. My wife also love lavender. Did you know that Lavender flowers yield abundant nectar which yields a high quality honey for beekeepers? Whan are eating honey you are eating lavender. Lavender can also be used for headaches. Lavender is frequently used as an aid to sleep and relaxation: Seeds and flowers of the plant are added to pillows. I bought my wife a lavender pillow. she was very happy.
In the afternoon we when to Shirogawa-go. It was a wonderful place. It was like going back in time. The “gasshou” houses were amazing. Their design and beauty really impressed me. The “yui” volunteer system is something very typical of Japan. I think the modern Japan is forgetting the source of it’s great traditional culture – a deep love and respect for people and places. I strongly urge you to visit “Shirogawa-go and rediscover Japan.